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Alexandra Colliery




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Sunk by Pilkington Bros. in 1867. Named after the then Princess of Wales.

Located: Thatto Heath/Ravenhead.



boblyn

21 posts
Wed, 5 Feb 2014, 0:06.

I remember I was young my mum used to go to a hairdressers in Crossley Road which was at the bottom of the entry that led up to the Alexandra pit and remember some miners coming down the passageway after their shift black as the ace of spades on their way home for a bath. Don't know when it closed but it must have been the early 1960's.



vswift

19 posts
Thu, 12 May 2016, 1:58.

@ boblyn

Don't think it was open in the sixties it wasn't even open when i was a growing boy in the fifties used to play on the remains of the engine house


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